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Eagles now to face Congo as Rwanda are disqualified

Eagles now to face Congo as Rwanda are disqualified
August 17
21:58 2014

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will now host Congo in Calabar in Group A of the AFCON 2015 qualifiers, after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) disqualified Rwanda on Sunday.

Rwanda, who had been wary of coming to Nigeria for the match because of cases of Ebola in Nigeria, were found to have played an ineligible player in the first leg of their qualifying match against Congo.

Congo contested the eligibility of Rwanda’s Birori Dady, who it appears plays for AS Vita Club with a Congolese (DRC) passport, and as Etekiama Agiti Tady, with a different age.

Nigeria were due to face Rwanda at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar on September 6 in the first of her Group A matches towards qualifying for the Orange Afcon 2015 to be hosted by Morocco. South Africa and Sudan are the two other teams in Group A.

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CAF’s decision followed the protest filed by the Congolese Football Federation (FECOFOOT) alleging that the player suited up for their first leg match of the second round of qualifying played against Rwanda on July 20, 2014 in Pointe-Noire.

CAF has also suspended the player from playing for both club and country till further notice despite claims by Rwanda that they were unaware he had another identity.

 

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